Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Video Valentine: Winter World of Love (1969)

The snowstorm blanketing the Northeast today makes this next entry sort of appropriate, with Valentine's Day more than a week away.

The following clip of Engelbert Humperdinck's 1969 hit, "Winter World of Love", appears to be taken from his self-titled ABC variety show, which lasted just six months on the air. Have to remember to review the show itself another time. In style alone, Humperdinck was the diametric opposite of Tom Jones, whose high energy performances made him a sex symbol. Humperdinck, on the other hand, while having no regard for the label of a crooner attached to him, is more low-key, and he, too, has his legion of female fans. Problem is, Jones continues to reinvent himself, staying relevant on the pop culture radar, while Engelbert Humperdinck only is acknowledged when his hits from the 60's & 70's are played.

Here's "Winter World of Love":

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